Those enrolled in the National Leadership Council learn and put into practice foundational leadership skills, grow spiritually alongside their friends and develop a love of service to mankind. Though students spend much of the program staying in touch remotely, there are two opportunities for them to come together each year.

What to expect

  • You will attend an annual All Class Retreat in Jan. or Feb. each year.
  • You will participate in two-week Summer Experiences
    • Year 1 – Orientation summer at the A/U Ranches in Colorado
    • Year 2 – Adventure expedition within the US
    • Year 3 – Service trip abroad
    • Year 4 – Internship within the Christian Science community (usually more than 2 weeks)
  • The NLC Alumni Initiative offers an optional service trip each summer


Upcoming National Leadership Council Events

DB NLC: Alumni Service Trip 2018
Aug 8 – Aug 11 all-day

DiscoveryBound National Leadership Council (NLC) Alumni are invited to spend four days in Boston ahead of the College Summit at The Mother Church to engage with and support the homeless community in Boston. One evening we will be pairing up with Miracle Messages to host a simple dinner and conversation for the homeless and key supporting community members. Alumni are then encouraged to stick around in Boston for the TMC college summit.

What Miracle Messages is all about: “Miracle Messages reunites homeless with their loved ones, and the rest of us as their neighbors. … To date, we’ve reunited 111 loved ones. 25% of reunions have led to stable housing, and more than 80% have led to a positive outcome. And we are just getting started.”


Alumni are launching a campaign to raise funds and help offset the cost of the trip. We can invest in our community now, knowing we can support future alumni down the line. Please help spread
the world about our online fundraising efforts! Fundraiser will run in mid May (help spread the word!) and is found at this link: 


If you are an alumni and are considering joining us, please send an email to [email protected] with your interest!

Transportation Info

Arrive – Wednesday, August 8th
Flights should arrive to BOS by 12 PM

Depart – Saturday, August 11th (or join Summit Friday night)
Tentative timing based on plans.

For info about driving, email [email protected]

Being a part of NLC has sincerely changed me as a person. The program is so inspiring and makes we want to study Christian Science and helps me to gain a deeper understanding. The love and support that NLC has brought to my life is so comforting.
– NLC Teen Participant

Questions? Email or call 888.416.7348 x134